Who knows I noticed it also a couple days ago when it wasn't on their site for my zip code in Brooklyn and several other zip codes in New York. Maybe Verizon pulled the phone temporarily because of the the reception issues some people were having.
But it would show the phone with the "out of stock" over the phone picture on the list of phones. Last week the Nokia 6015i wasn't on the website at all then a few days later id marked discontinued on phone scoop. Could this happen to the Samsung. I want one of these but my contract isn't up until November and I don't want to spend $200 dollars for this phone my LG isn't that hard to deal with.